Sunday, November 11, 2012

Stamptacular Sunday Challenge "For the Love of Tilda!"

This week’s challenge is going to be so much fun!  We can’t wait to see what you create!
This week's challenge is a…
“For the Love of TILDA!”

For this weeks challenge you will create a card or project using at least one of the many famous Tilda stamps from Magnolia!  We hope to see all our participants getting creative with the endless possibilities this week!    
You will have from now until midnight (EST) November 17th, 2012 to complete this challenge and post a DIRECT LINK to your submission into our InLinkz in order to be entered into the drawing for this week's fabulous prize donated by:
PRIZE:  $15 Gift Certificate!



Well, it's been a few days since my last post. And many momentous things have happened, especially on a national level. On a personal level, I have been madly crafting for my DT's, as they all seem to be due at once. What the heck did I do that to myself for? Plainly poor planning on Penny's part, don't you think? I am limping in to the finish line as I write this. I am desperately hoping that I get all the cards done on time, but I am not going to hold my breath. Nor should you. It's bad for your health.

I am alone right now. My husband has left me. But, before you start feeling too sorry for me, I must tell you that he went to England, (Cambridge to be exact), on business. He is taking some sort of week-long training class at his company over there and left on Friday to do so. He said he wanted to get there early so he could get over his jet-lag before concentrating on a class. I can well understand. When you get to be our age, it's all you can do to focus when you are well-rested. When you are tired, all bets are off!

Actually, I lied when I said I was alone. No, the pool boy is not here. We no longer have a pool, so I didn't see the need to keep him on staff. He was getting a little long in the tooth for my tastes anyway.

I lied, because I do have someone here. You know, that ding-dong dog of mine, Donovan. He keeps me company, if you can call it that. I think he must be getting over-the-hill himself, with all the running-to-the-door-to-let him-out-and-running-back-to-the-door-to-let-him-in that he makes me do. Possibly his memory is poor or his bladder is now weak. I couldn't say. I can say that he is driving me CRAZY. So sorry, but I just had to shout. I feel so much better now.

I must get on with things, since I am still trying to meet a deadline with another DT. So, here's the scoop on today's card. I wanted to make another Christmas card, (I am getting desperate now for quantity), and the only Tilda images I had to fit the bill were mini's. Oh, well....

I chose Magnolia Mini Tilda Hanging Ornaments and Magnolia Mini Christmas Tree for my design. I stamped them on Cryogen CS with Memento ink. They were colored up, (or down--whichever way you care to look at it), with my Copics: E000, E00, E11, E21, E25, E29, R20, R81, R83, R85, C0, C1, YG61, YG63, YG67, BG70, BG72. These colors co-ordinate with the paper I chose from the Carta Bella Merry & Bright collection. I combined that paper with Stampin' Up CS. I accented the image with a white gel pen and a Copic Spica pen.

My design included die cuts from the following dies:  Cheery Lynn Pine Branches, Spellbinders Labels 22, La-La Land Crafts Christmas Tree, and Memory Box Winterland Tree. My sentiment comes from Create with TLC.

Now, let's see what you have up your Tilda sleeve! Looking forward to it!


  1. Hello dear Penny,

    I love your card - the colour an all the lovely dies - it`s just beautiful!!


  2. Penny - I love how you incorporated all the different trees in to the design of your card - so creative and festive!!

  3. Oh so pretty! That Little Tilda is too cute and love the trees! I understand about the waiting to the last minute, oh me. Hope you get everything done and dont get too lonely without the hubbie. Hugs, Kim

  4. Gorgeous holiday card, Penny! You always have the most creative designs and this one is no exception! Enjoy the rest of the weekend! Hugs!

  5. Beautiful Christmas card Penny. Love those trees you used and beautiful coloring on Tilda. Your design on this card is great and love the pink and green theme. Beautiful card as always.

  6. Ooooh, love how you did the different trees, looks really great! Also love the green-ness of this with a touch of pink - fab colour combo.
    Cambridge is my hometown so let me know if your hubby needs any info!! I hope he gets to see some of the magnificent college buildings - Kings College Chapel is a must!

  7. Hi Penny,

    I just popped over to tell you how pretty your card is. I didn't know I would be so entertained by your post. Too Funny!

    I love the pink and green theme and the Tilda and tree minis. So so cute.

    Have a wonderful week!

    DT Stamptacular Sunday

  8. Hi
    I love this card, the design is beautiful.
    Hugs Chris x

  9. Penny, When you were saying you was alone, the first thing came to my mine is where is Donovan??? Love your tree theme and how you took it right thru the card. The background paper is wonderful and all the tree dies, right down to Tilda decorating a tree. Wonderful colors and Tilda is colored wonderfully.
    Hugs, Patricia

  10. Best oldest sister BarbaraNovember 12, 2012 at 4:09 PM

    Penny, this card is so wonderful, love the trees! I love all trees I guess and the little image worked out so well!h

  11. Aww, that little girl is so sweet. Love the vibrant pinks you picked for her outfit.

    I find it hard to believe Donovan is suffering from old age. I think you're just not catering enough to him. Poor little neglected dog ...

  12. Oooooooh. I love all the trees. So fabulous. Tilda is colored fabulously, so I even like her. A little.

    You need to invent Doggie Depends.


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